Search

Stepney drug dealer gets five-year ‘wrap’ for pushing Crack at Southend

PUBLISHED: 12:08 12 September 2017

Cloud over Taz Uddin now serving five years for drug running at Southend-on-Sea. Picture: Essex Police [inset]/Google

Cloud over Taz Uddin now serving five years for drug running at Southend-on-Sea. Picture: Essex Police [inset]/Google

Essex Police/Google

A drug dealer from Stepney arrested at the seaside was found with wraps of Class A drugs stashed in his buttocks.

Taz Uddin 43, has been jailed this week for more than five years for possessing and supplying cannabis and money laundering.

He was spotted by passers-by dealing drugs on the streets of Southend on March 6, then took wraps from his pockets when police approached and tried to swallow them.

Officers found four Crack Cocaine and three of Heroin wraps on him, £1,060 in his sock and another £340 hidden in his hoodie.

Uddin was arrested and later found to be hiding another 10 wraps of Crack Cocaine in his buttocks, Basildon Crown Court heard.

He had also been stopped in a car in Southend last December and found with cannabis. Police seized more drugs in January at the hotel he was staying in.

Uddin, from Commercial Road in Stepney, was jailed for 67 months. The drugs were ordered to be destroyed.

Latest East London News Stories

12:41

Applications have opened for free training in film and TV production for people in east London who are unemployed or on low pay.

11:53

People living in Tower Hamlets have the second highest levels of problem debt in the country, a survey has revealed.

09:08

“Another day, another dollar,” says a man in a blue and grey jacket as we arrive at the world’s biggest arms fair.

Detectives investigating the murder of Marvin Couson - who died 13 years after he was shot in Shoreditch - believe he might have been an innocent victim in a dispute between rival criminal gangs from London and Birmingham.

If you haven’t entered the Thames Gateway Business Awards yet, you’re in luck - the deadline for two categories has been extended.

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Bethnal Green have released CCTV footage in a bid to trace a man they suspect of attacking her.

Yesterday, 17:04

The Duke of Cambridge quizzed recovering addicts about their thoughts on legalising drugs during a visit to a Shoreditch recovery charity today.

Yesterday, 16:09

The first “community hub” in London’s East End has been opened in Whitechapel by Tower Hamlets Council offering voluntary groups low-cost space.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now